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The Frozen Hours:A Novel of the Korean War

Jeff Shaara

June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. In November 1950, Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves caught completely off guard as the Chinese advance around the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. A force that once stood on the precipice of victory now finds itself on the brink of annihilation. The Frozen Hours tells the story of Chosin from multiple points of view, including Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun. Searing historical fiction from the author of The Fateful Lightning (2015).